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The Christian Dior show held at Blenheim Palace in 1954. Photo: Getty

Bazaar can exclusively report that Dior will hold its next Cruise show at the end of May in the magnificent surroundings of Blenheim Palace.

The French fashion house has a historic connection with this famous stately home; Christian Dior staged a show there in 1954, at the invitation of Blenheim’s chatelaine at the time, the Duchess of Marlborough, with Princess Margaret as the guest of honour. Dior himself travelled from Paris to England, accompanied by 14 models and 100 couture pieces, including ‘la robe Blenheim’, a pink satin evening gown that he had designed especially for the occasion.

In 1958, when the young Yves Saint Laurent had taken over after Dior’s untimely death, the house staged another remarkable catwalk show at Blenheim Palace; again in the presence of Princess Margaret.

More details of the upcoming Cruise show will be released shortly.

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Blenheim Palace. Photo: Getty

From: Harper’s BAZAAR UK